In this video short, Candiss Cowan explains why places in your home are called the “powder room,” the “linen closet,” and the “medicine chest” as well as why the back of your car is referred to as the “trunk.”
Author Rick Pereira
Each week, historian Jack Sanders shares bits of over 3,000 entries from his Ridgefield Encyclopedia.
Nugget #59: Renumbering
Kate Mozier-Tichy, a recent master’s degree recipient in Information and Library Sciences at Southern CT State University, tells us about King Philip’s War (1675-76).
President Tracy Seem introduces the fourth and last episode in this series, read by intern Alexa Rome. A series of articles from the Ridgefield Press in 1876 detail a saga about a local kidnapping.
The Ridgefield High School theatre department presents this series of light, ironic, and humorous stories written by students that are based on their 2020 experiences and observations during the pandemic. This program is part of our Ridgefield Responds to COVID-19 series.
Taking inspiration from the film News of the World featured in our upcoming fundraising event on May 30, board member Sally Sanders reads “Lost on the Plains: A Child Eighteen Hours Among Snapping and Growling Wolves” from the January 1876 edition of The Ridgefield Press.
Taking inspiration from the film News of the World featured in our upcoming fundraising event on May 30, our wonderful volunteer Garrett Breslin will read an excerpt from an article about his ancestors in the June 4, 1959 edition of The Ridgefield Press.
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This webinar with Ed Hynes includes an extensive Q&A with participants, and a downloadable PDF of his slide show.
This presentation begins on April 25, 1777, when the British land at Compo Beach, march through Redding to Danbury, and return to the shore through Ridgefield and Wilton. Learn about the main encounters that took place in Danbury and Ridgefield and the roles key historical figures played in the Raid and Battle.
Topics: post-Civil War Ridgefield, Mary Christie (Mamie) Seymour, William O. Seymour
Topics: President’s Message; Joe Tulipani’s Memoir of Farm Life; Upcoming Webinars